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On this website, Planetwildlife shares its expertise about Nagarhole National Park and recommends trusted stay options here. You will find general Park information such as location, wildlife, etc and specific suggestions about the best places to stay to make the most out of your Nagarhole safari experience. The lodges recommended have been thoroughly reviewed by our travel experts and extensively used by our guests on their tours to Nagarhole. Our different categories (luxury and value) will help you select the best option for your personal needs. We at Planetwildlife hope the information provided assists you in making a quick and easy booking decision for your next tour to Nagarhole National Park.

Nagarhole National Park, also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, is located near Mysore in Karnataka, India. It was once an exclusive hunting ground for the rulers of Mysore. In 1955, Nagarhole was set up as a wildlife sanctuary and later its area was increased to 643.39 sq km. It became a national park in 1988 and ten years later, in 1999, it was declared a Project Tiger reserve.
Nagarhole National Park is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and is under consideration from USESCO to be declared a World Heritage Site. The Park is most famous for its tigers, Indian bison, and elephants.

Nagarhole National Park is located 94kms away from Mysore, Karnataka in south India. The Park lies between the Kodagu and Mysore districts to the northwest of Bandipur National Park, with the Kabini reservoir separating the two Parks. Nagarhole has small streams, rich forest cover, valleys, and waterfalls. It also contains an abundance of vegetation.
Along with the adjoining Bandipur National Park, Mudumalai National Park, and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagarhole National Park is part of the largest protected area in southern India, about 2,183 sq km of wilderness.

Getting there
By road:

You can easily reach Nagarhole National Park by road from the following cities:
Mysore – 94kms (two hours)
Madikere – 93kms (two hours)
Bangalore – 240kms (four and a half hours)

By rail:

Mysore railway station is located 87kms away form Nagarhole National Park and is well connected to major Indian cities.

By air:

Mysore Airport, located 98kms away, is the closest airport to Nagarhole National Park. However, it is connected by only one flight from Bangalore. It can be used to charter a private plane though. Bangalore Airport, located 240kms away, is connected to all major Indian cities, and international cities as well.

The most famous residents of Nagarhole National Park are tigers, Indian bison, and elephants. Other mammals that reside here include leopards, Indian wild dogs, jackals, sloth bears, striped hyenas, spotted deer, sambar deer, barking deer, four-horned antelopes, and civets.
Nagarhole National Park has been recognized as an Important Bird Area and has over 270 species of birds. You can find the “Critically endangered” Oriental white-backed vulture, and “Vulnerable” species like the lesser adjutant, greater spotted eagle, and the Nilgiri wood pigeon here. “Near threatened” species here include darters, Oriental white ibises, greater grey headed fish, and red headed vultures. Species endemic to this region include the blue winged parakeet, Malabar grey hornbill, and the white-bellied treepie.
Reptile enthusiasts should look for mugger crocodiles, Indian rock pythons, Russell’s vipers, common kraits, rat snakes, and bamboo pit vipers among other species at Nagarhole National Park.

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